public health

Virginia launches dashboards to track public health and equity

by • 4 months ago

Gov. Ralph Northam announced a pair of digital dashboards dedicated to tracking the state's progress on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and improving public health overall.

'Whole person care' works for outgoing inmates in California county

by • 8 months ago

Research into a program in Riverside County, California, shows that 12-month recidivism rates declined 65% among those who attended just one behavioral health appointment.

State health agencies lag in hardening email security, researchers say

by • 1 year ago

Email security company Proofpoint said 44% of state health agencies don't have a published configuration of DMARC, a protocol that weeds out malicious messages.

Rhode Island's contact tracing plan sparks privacy concerns

by • 1 year ago

Gov. Gina Raimondo's plan to use a mobile app to track COVID-19 patients' movements and personal encounters has raised objections about data collection.

Esri announces FEMA data-sharing portal for pandemic response

by • 1 year ago

The mapping technology company Esri is encouraging agencies at all levels of government to share data related to pandemic response efforts on the new platform.

NYC used a 'no-code' platform to build its coronavirus portal quickly

by • 1 year ago

Gary Hoberman, CEO of app-design firm Unqork, said New York officials built their portal using visual "Lego blocks," and that other cities may launch similar sites as the pandemic continues.

New York City launches portal to crowdsource COVID-19 information

by • 1 year ago

The city is trying get a better picture of potential coronavirus exposure. "This will all depend on our New Yorkers signing up," CIO Jessica Tisch said.

New maps show Los Angeles residents where to find food during pandemic

by • 2 years ago

After a shelter-in-place emergency order last week, a new website from LA Controller Ron Galperin is designed to help people find supermarkets, farmers markets and meal distribution centers.

As cities respond to coronavirus, data chiefs can play key role

by • 2 years ago

There are a few ways real-time data could be used to assist policymaking and emergency response, says a former Seattle city official.

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